NAME¶an - Anagram generator
SYNOPSIS¶an [-w] [-c string] [-d dictionary] [-l number_words] [-m word_length] [-u string] [-n number_anagrams] [-h] [-v] [--words] [--contain string] [--dict dictionary] [--length number_words] [--minimum word_length] [--used string] [--number number_anagrams] [--help] [--version] PHRASE
DESCRIPTION¶an finds all anagrams which can be made from the letters in PHRASE, using words in the specified dictionary. The default is to use /usr/share/dict/words.
- -w, --words
- Print words that the letters in PHRASE can make, then exit.
- -c, --contain string
- Only print anagrams which contain string.
- -d, --dict dictionary
- Use dictionary file to find words which the letters in PHRASE can make.
- -m, --minimum word_length
- Only include word which are at least word_length long.
- -u, --used string
- Considers that letters in string have already used when analyzing letters in PHRASE. Like --contain but doesn't print out string.
- -l, --length number_words
- Finds anagrams which have a maximum of number_words words in them. This is very useful when number of anagrams which are output is large.
- -n, --number number_anagrams
- Stops after finding number_anagrams anagrams.
- -h, --help
- Print a usage message on standard output, then exit.
- -v, --version
- Print version information on standard output, then exit.
EXAMPLE¶an -c imp 'Paul Martin'
Finds anagrams for Paul Martin which contain the word imp.
AUTHOR¶Paul Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
THANKS¶Richard Jones (email@example.com) - Coding and algorithm design of original version.
Julian Assange (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Algorithm design of original version.
Please note that the email addresses for Richard and Julian are from over ten years ago and probably no longer work.